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May 2, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. before this, she was at the carnegie substitute. the president's -- computer science and headed the department there. an outstanding department. of computer science and information. she has a special affinity for me. he's at triple threat out of m.i.t. she got her bachelors degree -- master's degree and ph.d. degree at m.i.t. before moving on in her career. doctor is going to talk today about asian perspective on science and technology policy contrast in commonality with the u.s. [applause] good morning. it's honor to be able to speak to you on science and technology policy in asia. my mark remarking will be from my experience and perspective as professor and former department head. second, as former assistant director of the computer information science in engineering directorate at the national science foundation. third, as vice president, head of microsoft research international in charge of labs. two countries to watch are china and india. the stories are different but the trends are the same. the main trend is that both china and india are investing heavily in research and
Apr 29, 2013 8:15pm EDT
science. how are you going to do that? >> we need to find a million for julias and they are out there. it starts with acknowledging that girls and boys are good at math and science about the same. we live in a culture that tells girls that math and science and computers are not for them. i can walk into a for ever 21 and buy a t-shirt that says mat sucks. >> can you buy a shirt that says math is awesome? >> yes, we should make those soon. for everyone to tell the young girls in their life to go into computer science. secondly, julia wants to change the world. when she is thinking about what she wants to do next, that's what she's thinking about. we asked her, what are you thinking about computer science? she said i think about a guy typing at a computer. that is not exciting. we're teaching girls how to code and we're exposing them to entrepreneurs and we're taking you to facebook and twitter on how you can change the world. one of my young girls, cora, her father was diagnosed with cancer. she wanted to save her dad's life. she learned how technology to do that. she created an
May 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
bill 26, which would repeal the louisiana science education act. don't let the name fool you the science education act allows teachers to use quote supplemental text books and other instructional materials in the classroom. in other words, they can teach faith-based creationism and it opens the door for them to question scientific theories because it conflicts with religious ideology. beyond the classroom this law has far ranging ramifications. cloud bouchard former executive director of the louisiana state university pennington research center recently said if you are an prosecutor in a high tech industry would you refer to hire a graduate from a state where the legislature has a sense declared that laws of chemistry physics or biology can be suspended at times or someone from a state with a rigorous science kirk almost? good point mr. bouchard. repeal of this law has the backing of 78 nobel lawyer rate scientists and major science organizations. but in in a 3-2 vote, the senatation committee deferred the bill leaving the law on the books for a now. our next guest launched t
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
're minutes away from president obama giving remarks at the 150 anniversary of the national academy of science and this comes as we're learning about a new push from house republicans that would require the national science administration to justify every grant handed out. today's panel, blake houn shell, editor of foreign policy magazine and timothy, what we can do about it. amanda i want to start with you. as we look at the fact that the house g.o.p. is looking for an angle to defund science, we know it's something that the president is trying to promote with his science agenda and where science is going, what is the house trying to do by asking for more due diligence on where the money is going. >> well they're saying that they want the projects -- this is being led by the house science committee chairman, lamar smith from texas. we wants to make sure that not only are these projects ground breaking and worthy of federal money they should be help -- what's concerning a lot of democrats is this is really po lit sizing science. they're turning to the national science foundation into planned p
Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating the environmental exposures linked o thediease, mostly we talk about chemicals and radiation at are nd t cancer, we are a little different from your breast cancer organizations o
Apr 29, 2013 10:30pm EDT
of the holocaust museum. after that, president obama talks about investing in science innovation. later, another chance to see first ladies including eliza johnson wife of andrew johnson. former president bill clinton spoke monday at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the holocaust museum in washington dc this is just over an hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome today's honored speakers, the director of the holocaust museum. tom bernstein, chair of the holocaust museum. lisa zaid, a granddaughter of four holocaust survivors. world war ii veteran scottie. the founding chairman of the united states holocaust memorial museum. [applause] and president bill clinton, founder of the clinton foundation and 42nd president of [applause] states. please rise for the army flags. ♪ >> the second infantry division and 82nd airborne division. the fourth infantry division and. the eighth infantry division and [applause]ed division. the 26th infantry division and 12th armored division. [applause] the 29th infantry division and 11th armored division. [applause] the 30th infantry division and 10th
Apr 29, 2013 3:30pm PDT
to nurture their curiosity. science teachers in the bay area and around the country will call it their professional home, artists will continue to collaborate with scientists here. and science education institutions around the world will benefit from the research and the innovation that will occur here. this has been a true journey, long, and rewarding. a culmination of years and planning and hard work, not just by the exporatorium staff and board, about whom i can't say enough. [ applause ] but also by the city and the state including many of you here today. the exporatorium is really all about collaboration. collaborativive learning, collaborative decision-making and collaborative management. and this process has been a true collaboration, bringing together the staff and the board, government agencies, neighborhood associations, our fellow san francisco museums and many other con stitcies. >> raising the money to turn this bold vision into a reality was a true labor of love for the board. two factors made our job actually quite easy. first, everyone in the bay area loves the
May 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
cat nelson, professor of political science and history at columbia university. and author of "fear itself: the new deal from the origin of our time." thank you all for being here. gairlt, i want to start with you. i feel like what is going on here? you have 90% of americans saying they support it. what in the world is happening? >> remember that. you had some house members saying it's going to die when it comes over here. you had senators saying i'm not going to stick my neck out to something dying and i don't want to give obama a victory. i don't want to give him something he wants. that's what the president kept saying. it's not about me. they keep trying to make it about him. you have a sizable number for whom that is enough motivation. also for whom blowing it all up is perfectly acceptable. if it all shuts down, great, we want that. there's another more hardball game to be played here. i would like to see the members threatening to filibuster. god bless the folks from newtown, but until there's political pain and a cost who with going to take the vote. >> we did see gabby giff
May 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
to be amazed and have a lot of fun with an 11-year-old superstar of screen and science. >> don't be afraid to try new things. >> see the invention that dazzled even the president. >>> good evening. we begin with the boston bombings and new arrests. three men, college students, friends of the younger brother accused of terror. the three are in custody tonight and the charges, lying to federal agents, obstruction of justice and hiding items, including a backpack brimming with empty fireworks. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, has the latest on these three new people in this case. >> reporter: the fbi has been suspicious of the friends since the day of the manhunt, when s.w.a.t. teams raided the college campus and agents took two of them into custody on immigration charges. the two, both from kazakhstan, azamat tazhayakov and dias kadyrbayev, had traveled with dzhokhar tsarnaev to new york last year, proudly posing in this snapshot. the third person charged today, a u.s. citizen, robel phillipos, had been a friend since high school. tonight, the fbi says dzhokhar's friends
May 3, 2013 7:30pm PDT
to do, is one of the sort of holy grails of science. it's something generations of physicists have tried and failed to do. from a science perspective, this is an incredibly cool operation. they are directing 192 lasers. collectively, this is the world's largest laser, at a single capsule the size of one peppercorn. i love that. the idea is that if you can do this right, for one fraction of a second, you would create such heat and such pressure on this capsule, that hydrogen, a capsule full of hydrogen, the hydrogen atoms would fuse together. this is nuclear fusion. not to be confused with nuclear fish shon that happens at power plants every day. this is a difficult thing to do. >> what makes it so difficult? >> the hardest thing is getting perfect symmetry. what they want is for this capsule, this tiny, tiny thing, to shrink from 1/60th of its size. that's if you took a basketball and shrunk it to the size of a single pea. but you need all the lasers to hit it at exactly the same power, right? what keeps happening, instead of this sort of symmetrical collapse, imagine somebody grabbing a
Apr 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
, president obama discusses a new education initiative at the white house science fair. after that, the 2013 teacher of the year. first senator speeches by signature heitkamp. >> it to cars pull someone has a stranger and the other as dick cheney, you get in the car with the stranger. >> if you took all the money republicans spent tried to stop health-care weekend have health care. here we are at the hilton. >> is hard to be funny with the president of the united states sitting here. somehow, the joe biden manages to do in it. >> our coverage starts at the red carpet are rivals like today at 6:15 eastern on c-span. >>, monday, president obama posted the third white house science fair. obamamonday, president posted a third white house science fair. he announced a new program focusing on those four areas. this is 50 minutes. -- 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. have a seat. welcome to the white house science fair, one of my favorite events through the course of the year, and i just had a chance to see some of the outstanding exhibits that have been put forward by some of these am
Apr 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
astounding what we can do. >> reporter: so what have they found? >> sometimes science informs science fiction and sometimes science fiction informs science, right? >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, we join the hunt with scientists asking, is anybody else out there? >> osgood: to sample life in the future all you needed was to meet the jetsons, or so they had tv audiences believing a half a century ago. this morning lee cowan puts the cartoon promise to the test. >> reporter: it's impossible to talk about the future without talking about one very familiar family. the jetsons supposedly lived in the year 2062, some 50 years from now on the calendar but in many ways it's still worlds away. >> it's something that is nostalgic but is also still very futuristic for us. >> reporter: our jetsonian expectations later on sunday morning. >> this is more like it. osgood: we'll have those stories and much more. first let's go to don dahler in the news room for the sunday morning headlines. >> good morning. it's april 28, 2013. this morning in rome, a gunman shot two police officers outside the italian
May 1, 2013 7:30am EDT
beavis & butthead or the simpsons or south park or mystery science theater. it's more of a kind of madison's ability that you see frames within frames within frames. you see the media and more of a fractal sense than you do in a linear sense. so the way we make sense of things is by recognizing like when you watch the senseless, once they hit on the simpson? is it that homer saves the nuclear power plant from disaster? know. it's that you recognize this is a satire. when you recognize that day, when you make the connection you do more oriented. so we're moving towards is a much more moment to moment -- moment that we do get from screens within screens from relationship of things to other things, from this to that. getting the joke really more than getting to the end. >> you have the mic upside down. perfect moment. >> how do think present shock is affecting -- [inaudible] >> that's interesting. i mean, from the 1 cents we are learning to think of wars less as more we when -- you don't win wars it turns out. you never really wanted were. you just won the battle and killed people.
May 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
, the science that changes the way we think about this disorders will transform the treatment as well. are brainhat these disorders, that we can, through the power of genetics, nerves science and modern cognitive science really begin to understand at a much deeper level than what we have in the past. i think the opportunities to develop much better treatments it's not that far away. we will understand these at the level of circuitry and molecular basis. has transformed cancer care. we know how it has transformed the care of diabetes and many other areas. we will be there, and we have the tools. now does have to apply them and get answers. exciting, there is those developments, research, cience, and he mentioned, -- you mention cancer. how we transform patient care in addition to treating the illness. how we take care of treating the human being has transformed dramatically. that has to do with community resources and the way we think about the holistic human being. we're just talking about suicide in the military. fort bliss currently has the lowest suicide rate in the army. when i st
Apr 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
and leave them with the financial responsibility and impact of doing that. we need to focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, and we need to teach our children all the way through high-school and college. it will be the focus of the 21st century, and we need to drive that, and there is a program at the citadel that i have been a part of. [applause] you, and iftion to you would like to speak to vouchers. increase that base student cost the public schools, because that is the underpinning to health books get educated. it is the vast preponderance of how people get educated in this country. we pushed for the first charter school built in the country. we pushed for the first of its kind in early childhood education. we are promoting a program because the reality is god makes us different. some people may have an aptitude in working with their hands. they should not be treated as second-class citizens. let's celebrate that. if you get your plumbing bill, you know they are not second class. we pushed for an array of different races, and at the end of the day i go to what i know
Apr 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
because we're curious. we question. that's what science captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. the federallationave administration is ordering all its air traffic controllers back to work. the f.a.a. says control towers will be fully staffed again by tomorrow night. this follows a rough week on runways across the country. more than 5,000 delays and hundreds of cancellations. 15,000 air traffic controllers had been furloughed after mandatory federal budget cuts known as the sequester, and there simply weren't enough of them to handle the volume. as carter evans reports, congress' solution to this problem may create plenty of others. >> reporter: it seems members of congress couldn't eave washington fast enough for their week-long recess, even after a rare show of unity. both sides agreed to quickly end the air traffic controller furloughs, whic which caused thousands of flight delays. is what we saw congress at its best or congress at its worst? >> i don't think it's congress at its best. >> democratic congresswoman karen
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
been startling new developments in the area of peer reviewed science in this area that dramatically affect the whole fees motion in terms of the application of 42 u.s.c. 1988. and my job here to you today is to give you straight answer to any question. and in addition to that, point out to you that the general accounting office has directed the f-c-c to conduct a new study because of these indications which is underway now, which drastically affects the whole underlying scientific body of data with regard to this. furthermore, i am going to tender for you for your attention a copy and i have several here of the february 8th, 2013 letter from a board certified pediatric neurologist at the harvard medical school, strongly showing, which is not the previously perceived science, that nonthermal severe damage does occur. i have here a july 12, 2012 letter from the american academy of pediatrics. i have here a december 12, 2012 letter from the american academy of pediatrics and copy. and i have here the full harvard 60-page study. my request is first that i do think that this should be di
May 2, 2013 7:00pm PDT
i am going to use is if you walk into a christian science church or christian science reading room in any town or city of the united states, conventionality exudes from it, it just fits that conventional american protestant type mode. but over issues of healing for instance, when, from healing through prayer, when someone dies or some issue has been raised in the courts, that tends to push them along the continuum at least into a middle ground, and in some cases where there has been some severe conflicts and some convictions, particularly involving children it can push them in there, so there is a lot of movement here. also let's not just think about the united states, so that's primarily what we are looking at. you go to cities of los angeles and there is a buddhist temple of one sort or another in just about every other corner next to your episcopalian and methodist church. so buddhism in los angeles is taking on a much more conventional status where as if they-- well for instance, to flip my examples here, but there are enough muslims in macomb to actually build a mosque and the
May 2, 2013 4:00am EDT
. >>> and finally this morning, a whiz kid making science super fun outside of the classroom. >> 11-year-old girl with her own internet show and it's not just her friends and family watching but more than a million views. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: she is a mind-sized problem solver with a big personality. ♪ so this is what -- >> reporter: host of her own show on youtube. do it yourself science projects for kids. >> oh. >> reporter: more than 1.5 million views so far. how old are you? >> i'm 11. >> reporter: not bad for 11. >> thank you. >> we'll need the stick. >> reporter: sylvia todd's show is very much a family production. >> me and my dad put together the script. he likes to solder. he's the guy behind the camera. >> reporter: when the u.s. lags far behind other countries in science education, especially for girls she's a role model. >> there you go. >> gotten e-mails and tweets from kids and parents and gotten some teachers who are like your show in class is very good. >> reporter: last week she was invited to take part in the white house science fair. >> what do we got here?
May 4, 2013 12:35am PDT
and stars are trying to become the next internet sensation, buzz feed seems to have it down to a science. short, fun and enticing posts like 21 things that will restore your faith in humanity will spread like wildfire across social media platforms like facebook and twitter. how do they come up with the kind of ideas that people are compelled to spread far and wide? >> people come to buzz feed to find things to share. >> we sat down with buzz feed founder and ceo jonah paretti. >> is it a science? >> it is an art and a science. you can't trick people into sharing content that they don't like. you have to make things that are compelling. >> reporte they shared four viral rules -- rule number one. have a heart. >> reporter: one was the most powerful imageses of 2011. the 9/11 memoriaial opening, th death of steve jobs, the tsunami of japan. it allowed people to relive and refeel the pain and poignancy over the year. >> number two, capture the moments. >> a little over a year ago, there was an earthquake in new york city. it was a small earthquake but because we're not used to earthquakes, w
Apr 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
about their new film "the unbelievers" which follows their efforts to explain science and, well, not so much religion. f the most advanced driver systems ever made. stereoscopic vision... distronic plus braking... lane keeping and steering assist... eleven enhanced systems in all. ♪ twelve, counting your adrenaline system. ♪ the 2014 e-class. the most intelligent, exhilarating mercedes-benz ever made. ♪ her long day of pick ups and drop offs begins with arthritis pain... and a choice. take up to 6 tylenol in a day or just 2 aleve for all day relief. all aboard. ♪ >>> take a look at this new documentary. >> there's no one whose views are not subject to question. >> beautiful, wonder. religion is not wonderful. it's not beautiful. it gets in the way. >> i think these are wonderful things. people shouldn't be threatened by science. >> science versus religion. it's called "the unbelievers" and it follows two renowned and very controversial scientists on their trek around the globe debating religion and important science in the modern world. we're lucky enough to have both of them wi
Apr 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, there's a little jack! >> narrator: tom quinn is professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the university of washington, and a leading expert on salmon and trout. >> if you were to pick the worst place in the world from the point of view of salmon to have an activity like this, it would be exactly right exactly where they've got it. >> narrator: he has been conducting research on the life cycle of salmon in the bristol bay region for 25 years. >> there's a tremendous exchange of groundwater and stream water. water will crisscross back and forth between the mulchatna and kvichak river systems in the area precisely where the mine is proposed to occur. so the groundwater is crisscrossing back and forth from one basin to another. and the salmon spawn in that groundwater, so this area is extraordinarily vulnerable to toxins and pollution because the groundwater penetrates so deeply and moves so freely from stream to stream. but also there's absolute certainty that stretches of productive salmon and trout river will be dewatered. they'll simply pump the water out of them becau
May 3, 2013 9:00am PDT
-radicalization, punk kids, one was a kid, one was a grown man doing some sort of science experiment almost in their kitchen. >> obviously a very lethal and horrible and tragic science experiment. but i mean nia has a point here. is that you look at the photo of the kids and the three potential accomplices and they look like kids. >> they do. >> you hear about the plotting and the planning. it's just like how would you even begin to catch that? it seems to by the hair of their chinny-chin chin. >> there are three options, one you have a big brother police state where all our internet activity is monitored. if you post a video on youtube linking to a radical cleric, a sign lights up in the homeland security department. that's one. another one is that we educate people and we, and the government gets better at getting information from communities. and you know, incidentally, think there are a lot of parallels here to the mass shooter phenomenon. someone is starting to display a pattern of behavior. we've seen several times that leads potentially in a certain direction and people have to be aw
Apr 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
influential people in the world of science and thinking, and carly fiorina, of course, almost needs no introduction. the first woman to head a fortune 20 company ever, which is quite good, and her charitable works that peter mentioned at good 360 in alexandria is doing extraordinary things using technology to leverage the kind of donations that really impact people's lives. just as one example, 1.8 million books, 500,000 articles of clothing, 11,000 mattresses. i mean, these are things that really matter to people. and to steve hank key who not only has a perch at the cato institute and johns hopkins, he was named one of the 25 most influential people in the world in 1998 by world trade magazine. but if you really want to know why you should think he has credibility, it's important to note that he grew up in atlantic, iowa, which is a very trustworthy place. iowa is a place where things grow, and so we, we're really happy to have everyone here. dambisa, let's start with you. your book, "winner take all," really looks at how china has embarked on this incredible resource rush, if you
Apr 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> it helps that mom has an engineering degree and dad is a former science teacher. >> pj's engineering background and my master's degree definitely has played a part in our success. >> another secret that helped the jonases become soap stars... [ goat bleats ] ...everyone has to pitch in. >> i have a rule around here. i call it my "youngest person rule." and that means that the youngest person capable of doing a job is the one who does it. >> just like cows, goats need to be milked every day. >> sometimes i'll even get up as early as 6:00. >> another big job is filling the online orders that come in from people all over the country. >> i'd say the hardest thing about living in a family that runs a business is when my little brothers or sisters don't do their jobs and i get stuck doing them. >> you have to work with your siblings all the time. you, like, you don't get a break from them. and that can get really annoying. >> but there's also a lot of positives. >> i mean, you get to do a lot of cool things that most kids don't get to do. >> some of my friends often want to come over and h
Apr 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
have to remember, when you talk about alarmist, the facts are alarming. >> well, is the science -- is the science inclusive? >> the science is conclusive and it's been that way for 20-30 year. we need to cut back on salt, on saturated fat from cheese and meat, cut back on refined sugars and eat a lot more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. >> do you think eating a proper c dt me youe you healthier or a less healthier. >> absolutely, we have an epidemic not only obesity. >> you think by certain eating you can cure existing ailments. >> absolutely. >> like what? >> like heart disease, like hypertension, those are -- >> cholesterol? >> that's right. those are major, major health problems. cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke kills 650,000 americans a year. much of that, you can't prevent it, everybody's going to die but you can postpone it by eating a diet that's low in saturated fats -- >> but, you know, you have to take rabos, i mean, you have to look upon this as, what did the greeks say made in our die, nothing too much. you can have a cone of ice cream -- you u
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am EDT
direct usefulness in life. and he felt that science was the vanguard. and it was something that was ignored by east coast universities. so he was looking to build something very different. but on top of that what leland stanford did was he made sure there was connectivity between stanford and the surrounding industry -- the very little that there was at that time -- in addition to professors getting involved in civil, civic engagements as well. be on the board of planning commissions and really having a voice in the development of pal lowal eau and the surrounding -- palo alto and the surrounding community. from there i definitely identify that the leading act fors that create silicon -- factors that create silicon valley. but i believe william somethingly and the treacherous eight, there was eight guys that came to work for shockly at shockly semiconductors who got a little fed up with his management style and also wanted to continue down path of working on semiconductors. they had all worked at bell labs together in new jersey, and william shockly couldn't quite make up h
Apr 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that students needed to have direct usefulness in life, and he felt science was the vanguard, something that was ignored by east coast universities so he was looking to build something very different. on top of that what he did was he made sure that there was connectivity between stanford and the surrounding industry, the little there was during that time, in addition to professors getting involved in civil civics engagements as well, be on the board of planning commissions and really having a voice in the development of palo alto and the surrounding community, and from there, i think, i definitely identify the leading factors that create silicon valley, but i think that william shockley and the whole treacherous eight, eight guys who worked for the semiconductors who got fed up with the management style and also wanted to continue down the path of semiconductors in new jersey, and william couldn't make up his mind what he wanted to do, so these guys explored what really became the first venture capital investment, although they didn't know at the time, and it was not what they were pla
Apr 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
into confirming that einstein was right. let me say a neat thing about science too. in a lot of fields, there'll be some sort of hero like einstein's our hero, here. we all love einstein. most of us do, yeah. so, einstein's our hero, and you tend to think, "well, if he's a hero, you don't wanna take shots at him." but in science, it's different. in science, say "hero-schmero." everybody is trying to crack that hero and find something wrong. everyone's attacking to see if they can find something wrong. and so science doesn't rest upon the reputation of some hero. science rests upon everyone else trying to find a crack in that theory. and all attempts, so far, have only gone on to substantiate this: time really is different when you're moving. but i'll tell you what? we're gonna talk more about these ideas next time and you know what i wanna do for you now? i wanna share with you a film that a friend of mine made way back in 1976. when i was teaching these ideas in the early '70s, i discovered this kind of treatment at the class board. that's one thing about teaching, you learn at the class boa
Apr 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and reason are in different boxes, that science and religion are in different boxes, and the two actually are at war with each other. they someone who is remark until is not religious. someone who is religious is not rationale. this is the ultimate irrational idea, because debelief that religion is inemcal in the west is untrue. religion underpinned science and reason. >> melanie phillips takes your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets, in-depth, three hours, sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> did you know that -- when she got to the white house but people think she didn't participate much, and that isn't exactly true. the was very, very involved and started her own bedroom upstairs across from the president's office, and she was always able to hear what was going on. she read daily newspapers, brought different points of view to the president. was able to calm him down, and of course she was the grandmother of the house as well as taking care of her daughters and grandchildren. >> our conversation on ely should johnson is available on our web site. tune in monday for
May 3, 2013 9:00am EDT
major in computer sciences and physics. >> she's an inspiration to the whole family. >> it's a function for animation. what i learned from the program, i'm using it to teach my family including my dad. >> i consider julia to be a ground breaker in computer technology. there's not a lot of women in this field. >> i'm the only junior in hi physics class, and it's a class filled with boys. there's a whole mess of jobs in technology, and women are going to make computer science way better, and no one's going to stop me. [cheers and applause] >> and we actually have julia in the audience today. before we start, julia, would you stand up? [applause] julia needs to be accustomed to applause and recognition. this, in many ways, is the perfect segue from my mother's speech earlier. there's a field, stem, science, technology, engineering, and math, but sadly, those are also an arena in which girls and women have lost ground in the united states, and in the mid-1980s, about the same time i got my first computer for christmas, girls were at least 35% of the computer science graduate, and in 2006, 2
Apr 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
, fish, will be at the academy of california sciences, showing us how to be swift in the sea. we welcome the assistant curator louise rokaw, phd. >> that is fine! why this? >> well, it is kind of interesting because the academy is now the educational pattern of oracle u.s.a. and we developed this partnership to talk about fish in con junction about fast boats. >> fast boat, fast fish. okay. why does this matter to me? [ laughing ] >> it is very interesting from several perspectives. there is a lot of fish that swim much faster than the boats. very few people know about that. evolution guided them in a direction to swim very fast so they have a different motion in their bodies and special kinds of fins and scale that is help them go very fast. >> we are looking at a couple of pictures here. we are not going into an aquarium like we would in monterey and saying the fish swimming around or not? >> right. even though we have an aquarium at the academy, this new exhibit is being designed on top of it. we have models of the fish and we will be talking about the adaptations of those. >> it
Apr 29, 2013 2:30pm PDT
to draw. pathology is not a science. it is -- graphology is not a science. it is a tool. a very useful tool. we learn to interpret that projection. >> a projection of the personality. only one way to find out. obviously, we have to check out if what the experts are saying is true. i brought in a piece of my own handwriting which i did a couple of days ago. she has had that time to analyze it. i'm going to ask her now for conclusions. broadly, what she found is that the large, white spaces indicate a need for liberty while there is a nervousness in the word construction. free-spirited, but anxious, which is actually, i have been told, not far off the mark. thank you. bbc news, paris. >> my memory of going to french -- our writing had to be so uniform that it would be difficult to tell anything about anybody because we had to write all the same. maybe things have changed. you are watching "bbc world news." i am katty kay. thanks so much for watching. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundati
Apr 30, 2013 4:30pm PDT
, and to tie it back to science, i had a graduate student at uc-berkeley who came to work with me at mcgill. for his doctoral dissertation, he wanted to study the extent to which we can understand what musicians are doing by looking at them, observing their movement. it is worth pointing out that there cannot be any music without movement, no sound without movement. sound is the molecules in the air vibrating in particular ways. there is no sound in a vacuum because there are no molecules to vibrate. all sound, including music, has to begin with some motion, movement. in the case of movement, -- music, it is the body moving, somebody pressing a key, striking, blowing, plucking. even singing, there is movement of air through the vocal cords. what bradley did is he took performances of musicians, in this case, a clarinetist playing stravinsky, and we had people come into the laboratory and we turn off the sound. as they listened, they had to write what they heard going on emotional and structurally. a different group of people came in and they had the sound on and the video off. a third group
May 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
science students in jeopardy. a very complicated ask contested issue but one of several thing that's people are demonstrating here. the demonstration come to accomplish all of the complicated. this protest is large and peaceful due to the nice weather here in san francisco. >> let's head now down to san jose. over the crowd, abc 7 joins us now. they're marching to city hall, right? >> they're on their way right now heading towards city hall there. is a big plaza and they plan to have a big rally with speeches from community leaders. this started at about 3:00 this afternoon. the crowd gathered on the east side. that is where where an active priest tried to push ingraigs reform trying to get voices of the people heerd in washington. and also, that path to citizenship is important. that is why you'll see a lot of people -- there moving more slowly and there is lividdo they're making slow progress coming along the way. they're hoping to get more people along the way and have a lot of speeches and a lot of supports so they can have voices heard in washington. >> we're having problems w
May 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
.m., ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live in contra costa county where the air quality is bad and the smoke from the fires is making some people worry the fires are burning much closer. john? >> reporter: that's right. conditions right here, right now, better than they were yesterday at this time but it is still, hot, dry and windy. look at mount diablo. i have been watching it all day and this is the clearest it is been. >> reporter: since early morning, smoke filled contra costa county. he is advising people with lung problems avoid outdoor air. >> smells smoky. >> he had a runny nose. >> reporter: worse around sun rise. >> i smelt it when i woke up this morning. >> maybe i got used to it. >> reporter: at the fire dispatch center the fire danger red flag continued to fly. they fielded an avalanche of 911 calls. >> got over 100 since 2:00 a.m. this morning when the wind shifted wanting to know if there was a fire close. >> reporter: those early season fires have alarmed experts plus humidity, 6%. and record dry, fuel moisture readings as low as 2%. >> those are not thi
May 3, 2013 10:30pm PDT
children and families will have free, science workshops. 70. yes. 70 under served middle high school students, opportunities to participate in college prep courses right here and training and hiring of over 200 of our city's youth, in docet jobs called explainers who will be warmly greeting you in front of the brand new station of the exporatorium of muni. [ applause ] >> so that is the function and the purpose of the exporatorium and let me tell you a little bit about how this place does even more than that. it provides public new access, public access to water-front sites for the first time in over 50 years. two, brand new acres of public accessible open space. access to our historic bulkhead at pier 15 and the bay history walk. links to the urban and marine environment with two new, brand new pedestrian bridges. and public access to a spectacular water way, between the piers. and so you know that it is not surprising that the exporatorium is called san francisco our innovation capitol of the world home for over four decades, because the world can see that the spirit of innovation
May 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
're building a toilet into the pilot's seat. >> there is science, exploration, and a beautiful way to promote clean technologies that are so important for the future of mankind. >> reporter: using solar power on commercial planes may be decades away, but these t two pioneers believe the only way to push the green envelope is to push science and themselves to the edge. tom costello, nbc news, san francisco. >> the solar impulse only goes journey across the u.s. will be done in a couple of legs. >>> rob joins us now. you surprised me in the newsroom talking about tomorrow's forecast. i hope you're enjoying the heat while you have it. >> i don't want to hear it. >> we had a week's worth of the weather. we had the hot, dry conditions which really ramped up the fire danger this week with those north winds. now all of that is starting to change. around san francisco, 61. but this looks like a summertime micro climate weather pattern. 50s and 60s on the coast. notice the 24-hour temperature change. the areas in purple now dropping 15 degrees cooler than at this hour yesterday. a sign the sea breeze
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